2019 Keynote Speaker
Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety
Dale Lesinski is the Vice President of Sales & Training for DiVal Safety Equipment in Buffalo NY. DiVal Safety is an International leader in safety supplies & training. Dale Lesinski has been a Keynote & featured speaker at the NSC (National Safety Council) & OSHA VPPPA National and Regional Conferences as well as several local and regional Safety Associations. He also is a frequent guest lecturer for the Undergraduate and MBA programs at several Western New York Colleges and Universities. Dale has earned the distinction of a master communicator through his ability to incorporate his areas of expertise in sales, marketing, communication, presentation skills, public speaking, athletic coaching and adult learning.
2019 Keynote: Safe 4 the Right Reasons
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 • 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Creating a positive safety culture is both an art and a science! The science addresses all of the regulations, compliance, and engineering. Most companies have this covered. The art side, or what we refer to as the “thin air” or human side of the equation, can be the greatest challenge for companies to conquer. “Safe 4 the Right Reasons” breaks down our basic human nature and delivers a personal motivation to each employee to value their safety. This message also addresses how we must watch out for each other and be our brother’s keeper. The best part of this message is that it is personal for every employee, and can be incorporated into all of your safety messages and trainings. It serves as the foundation for your safety culture for years to come.
Breakout session: Safe4 Culture Changer Program
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 • 10:30 a.m.-noon
Most companies don’t have a lack of desire, dedication, or even funding to keep their employees safe; what they often lack is a plan. This session addresses the ineffective approach that consists of sporadic events, lack of commitment or consistency resulting in the “flavor of the day” safety effort that often produces meager results.
Built upon the foundation of the “Safe 4 the Right Reasons” safety message, this session is an organized, planned and proven method of improving company’s safety cultures and serves as the foundation for employees to truly make safety personal.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Thinking Differently About Safety
Todd’s forward-thinking message focuses on operational learning for safety and explores a fresh approach to safety management based on new principles that go beyond behavior as a cause, beyond errors, and beyond strict compliance.
Conklin spent 25 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Senior Advisor for Organizational and Safety Culture. Dr. Conklin has been working on the Human Performance program for the last 15 years of his 25-year career. It is in this fortunate position where he enjoys the best of both the academic world and the world of safety in practice. Conklin holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of New Mexico and speaks all over the world to executives, groups and work teams who are interested in better understanding the relationship between the workers in the field and the organization’s systems, processes, and programs.
Dr. Todd Conklin